What type of oil should I use for my Ford Fusion?

Can I change my Ford Fusion’s oil at home? What type of oil should I use?

Jacqulyn Graber · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If you’ve never done car maintenance by yourself, changing your
Fusion’s oil might be a bit of a challenge—but if you basically know your way around a vehicle (and have operated a wrench before), you should be able to find some tutorials on YouTube and get the job done. Just be sure to use SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil.
The Ford owner’s manuals generally suggest the Motorcraft brand of oil, but you can opt for any brand that you like. The key words here are synthetic blend. Synthetic blend motor oil uses a mixture of synthetic and conventional base oils for added resistance to oxidation (compared to conventional oil) and provides excellent low-temperature properties.
Keep in mind that you should also stick to the exact recommendations. For example, if you use 5W-30 oil instead of 5W-20 when it is not recommended or approved by your owner’s manual, it can void your car’s powertrain warranty, reduce engine efficiency, and possibly even damage your engine in the long run.
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